Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Glen Morgan (2006)

80min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Bob Clark's 1974 movie Black Christmas was a progenitor of the slasher genre and paved the way for the likes of Halloween and Friday the 13th. This cheeky but no less brutal remake pays its dues to Clark's cult classic, borrowing wholesale from its gruesome tableaux as a killer stalks a sorority house in the run-up to Christmas, suffocating his victims with plastic bags. Producer James Wong cut his teeth on the Final Destination franchise and employs the same mix of gore and black comedy here, as the incongruities of murder in a Christmas setting are given a grotesque spin. Eyeballs are used as Christmas tree decorations, a candy cane is turned into a deadly weapon and even Santa's sack doubles as a body bag. All this gives an otherwise forgettable horror movie a likeable chutzpah.

Summary

A crazed maniac, committed to a mental hospital for murdering his mother, breaks out at Christmas and returns to his childhood home. Enraged to find it is now a sorority house, he sets about murdering the students living there one by one. Remake of the 1970s horror, starring Katie Cassidy and Michelle Trachtenberg.

Cast & Crew

Kelli Presley Katie Cassidy
Heather Lee Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Dana Mathis Lacey Chabert
Melissa Kitt Michelle Trachtenberg
Kyle Oliver Hudson
Barbara MacHenry Andrea Martin
Lauren Hanon Crystal Lowe
Leigh Colvin Kristen Cloke
Megan Helms Jessica Harmon
Clair Leela Savasta
Director Glen Morgan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 15 Dec 2006
Drama